Canada’s brand-new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, is shaking things up a bit. Justin Trudeau’s cabinet is made up of 15 women and 15 men (plus Trudeau). For the first time in Canada’s history, half of the Prime Minister’s closest advisors are women.
Canadians will soon have a very different government in power.
In the federal election last week, the Conservative government led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, was defeated.
On October 19, Canadian adults will vote in a federal election. Their votes will help to decide who becomes the next Prime Minister.
Canada is trying to come to grips with a difficult chapter in its past.
During the 19th and 20th centuries, many First Nations people living in Canada were done a terrible wrong by the federal government.
Recently, Albertans held a political election. Its outcome was a big surprise to many people, including the people who forecast (predict who will win) elections.
Barbados has announced that Queen Elizabeth II will no longer be the country’s head of state. Instead, a “ceremonial president” will replace her.
Recently, there was a contest to find out who the best mayor in the world is.
The winner was Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi.
Nenshi took first place, beating out 933 mayors from countries all over the world
Toronto’s new mayor thinks he can fix one of the city’s most annoying problems. The major Canadian city has become known for its “gridlock.” That’s a way of saying “lots of traffic jams.”
Back in 2011, during a Canadian federal election, some people living in Guelph, Ontario received messages on their phones urging them to vote.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made his mark on the G20 Summit this year.
The Summit is a meeting of the leaders of 20 of the richest countries in the world.
The leaders of Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, France, Germany and other countries met in Brisbane, Australia this year.
The Summit is held in a different location every year.